Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said she knew who she was when host Chuck Todd when pressed her on her claims of a Native-American heritage.
She was questioned during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” about an editorial in a Massachusetts newspaper, “Warren must resolve debate on heritage,” which said a DNA test would “permanently resolve the issue.”
“Look, I do know. I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere,” Warren said.
“But what I did a couple of weeks ago is I went to talk to the leaders of the native tribes across the country,” she added.
President Trump has poked at Warren over the claim, referring to the senator as “Pocahontas.”
Trump at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania late Saturday repeated the “Pocahontas” moniker and said she wouldn’t capture the nation’s attention as president.
Last year, a Republican Senate candidate in Massachusetts said he mailed Warren a DNA test.
The Washington Post fact checker in 2016 wrote that there is “no official documentation” of Warren’s claim to Native American ancestry based on family stories she heard growing up, advising its readers “to look into it on their own and decide whether Trump’s attacks over Warren’s background have merit.”
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